Some of the top job categories hiring right now are in health care, sales, and computer science, according to CareerBuilder, with tens of thousands of openings in each.
Here are six jobs that can be done remotely and don't require a bachelor's degree, according to sources including U.S. News and the Bureau of Labor Statistics. All of them pay a median salary of over $50,000 a year. If the job description doesn't specifically mention whether or not the job can be done remotely, make sure to ask your prospective employer during the interview.
Insurance agents sell various types of insurance from auto to life to home insurance. Almost 20% of agents are self employed, according to U.S. News, with commission being a key source of income. Few are salaried positions.
Median salary: $50,600 per year
Paralegals help and support lawyers, gathering facts and evidence for a case, conducting research on laws and regulations, organizing documents, and writing summary reports to help lawyers prepare for trials. An associate's degree is necessary to become a paralegal.
Median salary: $50,940 per year
Computer support specialists provide technical support to either companies or individuals. They train people in how to use given hardware or software, analyze the use of an organization's software to see whether or not it's working properly, and help solve technical issues that arise. Note that even computer support positions that don't require a bachelor's degree may require an associate's degree or postsecondary classes.
Median salary: $53,470 per year
Executive assistants provide support for bosses in a wide range of fields from entertainment to real estate to tech. They are responsible for a variety of administrative tasks like scheduling travel, doing research, and taking notes.
Median salary: $59,340 per year
Sales representatives sell goods from medicine to office supplies to imported wine to wholesalers, manufacturers, and businesses, rather than directly to consumers. They also often handle administrative duties related to the job, such as tracking purchases.
Median salary: $61,660 per year
Web developers work with clients to see what specifications are needed in order to build their website. They write code and manage a site's technical aspects, help determine the website's layout and look (often with the help of a graphic designer), and monitor its traffic. Generally web developers need knowledge of programming and some graphic design and may need an associate's degree.
Median salary: $69,430 per year
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